Taking you from Lisbon’s vibrancy and cloistered history to the remote and unspoiled splendour of the Azores’ archipelago, this multi centre holiday is designed for lovers of culture, world-class food and breathtaking natural beauty. We’ve cherry picked the best of the region for your 11-day stay, although you can always opt to add in whatever you fancy.
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3 Nights – Lisbon
3 Nights – Faial Island (Horta)
4 Nights – São Miguel Island (Ponta Delgada)
* Optional day trip to Pico Island
* Optional extension to stay on Terceira Island
✈ UK- Lisbon (3 Nights): We’ll be there to welcome you from your UK- Lisbon flight, where we’ll transfer you directly to your hotel for the start of your 3-night stay. Against the buttercup yellow backdrop of imperial buildings, gothic churches and sundrenched squares, Lisbon is a city brimming with bohemian flair and warm tradition. Wander Belém’s cafe-packed streets between the Jerónimos Monastery and landmark Belém Tower, and take in panoramic views from the hilltop-perched Castelo neighbourhood. The main Praça do Comércio square’s live fado music provides the perfect setting to enjoy coffee with a traditional custard pastry, and you can shop (high or low-end) at Alfama flea market or the buzzing Baixa district. Lisbon isn’t complete without riding the iconic Tram 28- handy for the hill setting. If the Lisbon Castle Tour or Santa Justa Lift’s dizzying heights sound up your street, we can arrange it.
✈ Lisbon- Horta (3 Nights): Leaving the metropolitan buzz for a contrast of picture-perfect plateaus, you’ll then fly direct to Horta for your first glimpse of this volcanic island cluster’s staggering beauty. You’ll be staying 3 nights at a hotel of your choice, but the Azores’ nine islands weren’t formed for staying cooped up in your room. Vast fields of Gingerlily stagger bathing pools of natural, hot-spring lava, but there’s equally a wealth of culture and local life to explore. Horta is Faial Island’s main city. There’s the historic centre’s galleries, markets and marina- think imposing waterfront facades fronting delightful restaurants. The Azores are home to a third of the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises, so don’t miss out on the chance to watch these in the wild. Flat-terrain cycling, hiking and walking tours are all available, as is your chance to opt in for a day trip to Pico’s wineries and vineyards. This is where you decide whether to jet straight to São Miguel Island, or add on the Terceira Island option for the beachfront bars and cobbled charm. Either way, you’ll be all set for the third leg of your trip.
✈ Horta- São Miguel (4 Nights): Whether you’re flying from Horta or the extended Terceira Island option, you’ll be travelling direct to São Miguel’s city of Ponta Delgada for the remaining 4 nights of your holiday. São Miguel is the largest Azores island, but the quaint charm of blue china shops and Graça Market’s pineapple stands haven’t gone anywhere. The culture-rich Jesuit churches here keep the island’s heritage alive, although it’s the getaway feel of the island’s 20 official walking trails and hidden waterfalls that make it a gem. Scenic views, canyoning and lake vistas from the hike up to Hell’s Mouth make São Miguel a natural paradise- enough for the island’s piña colada greenhouse plants to be fooled that they’re in South America. With 4 nights, there’s more than enough opportunity to switch up trail hiking with The Block’s offbeat art exhibits, and trust us, the local cuisine will have you Googling “Portuguese restaurants” when you get home.
✈São Miguel- UK: On your final day, we’ll meet you at your hotel and transfer you for your flight back to the UK (for that homecoming cup of tea).
Why choose eShores?
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Our experienced personal travel consultants will ensure you find the most suitable holiday, whilst taking care of every last detail. Everything from start to finish will be effortless.
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We can use any hotel, in any destination, so we will craft an itinerary to suit your exact needs. Also, as we can provide any itinerary, the only holiday we'll offer, is the one that's right for you.
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We have recently returned from a multi centre holiday in Thailand. Everything went smoothly as planned, the hotels were all lovely. We would definitely recommend eShores and would book through them in the future. Thanks to Laura who organised the trip for us.Posted 2 weeks ago
Been using eshore for several years,always come up with requirements we need.Always happy to rearrange. Staff are very knowledgeable and we always use Leanne as our point of contact. Experts for multi centre holidays.Posted 3 weeks ago
I booked two holidays in 4 months with Dave at eshores. First one a 16 day trip around Vietnam north to south which included numerous flights and taxis. My second holiday was in October traveling around Vietnam again and Cambodia. Every hotel in both countries was spot on, every transfer went smooth with no problems. I'll Definitely use eshores again and thanks to Dave who arranged everything, a fantastic experience 👍👍Posted 3 weeks ago
Recently booked a four centre holiday to Asia. The process was straightforward and seamless. Rob, the agent who dealt with our requirements was extremely helpful and not pushy. He was very easy to talk with and seemed genuinely interested in our plans. He managed to put together exactly what we wanted and at a great price.Posted 3 weeks ago
Andy at eshores has been great, he worked hard to meet all our needs and went the extra mile for us! We're looking forward to a great Honeymoon!Posted 3 weeks ago
As always Michelle mainly but with some help from Leanne have once again booked an hopefully (as not yet travelled) amazing customised trip to America next September with our family this time.Posted 4 weeks ago
First time I have used eshores and it won't be the last. Emma was so helpful in booking my 3 centre holiday to Portugal. Really pleased with accommodation selected and the overall cost. Emma was very quick to respond with different options and I'm looking forward to our holiday next year. I highly recommend this companyPosted 4 weeks ago
We have just booked a trip to the Far East having previously used this company twice, Vietnam/Cambodia and a Road Trip in the USA. Both trips were problem free with all aspects going to plan. Easy to talk to and never pushing for a decision. A lovely company , thank you Dave for your time and assistance.Posted 1 month ago
We booked what appeared to be a busy holiday to South Africa and Mauritius. This consisted of five different fights and hotels with the various transfers included. Rachael organised the holiday for us and every aspect of the trip went well. Took a lot of the stress out and allowed us to have a fantastic holiday. Friendly,Professional service with professional staff. Will use them again.Posted 1 month ago
All went well on our recent NY trip booked through Matt at EShores. Worth noting: -Newark Airport and Train Station great with transfers on the NYP Train (about 1 hour) to and from Penn Station/Airport Terminal (easy!) -Sanctuary Hotel great location and staff! Room and breakfast spot on. -Brooklyn Bridge walk back great, 1 stop over on subway as suggested. -United Airlines great - direct to and from Edinburgh! Recommended -weather spot on, temperatures just like here. Thanks for all your help and advice. Julie and Georgia (21st birthday girl!)Posted 1 month ago
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